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Raiderettes outlast Liberty in high-scoring affair

Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Raiderettes and Liberty lit up the scoreboard on Monday as they combined for 25 runs. In the end, Raiderettes won the offensive battle 15-10.

The teams totaled 23 hits in the game.

Moore County scored four runs in the first inning and four more in the second as the Raiderettes built an 8-1 lead and looked to run away from the Patriots. But Liberty tallied five runs in the bottom half of the second inning to climb right back into the game.

Seven runs by MCMS in the top of the fourth gave the Raiderettes some breathing room, however. Liberty did manage to plate four runs in the sixth inning to make the game interesting.

It didn’t help that Moore County was charged with seven errors in the contest.

Kaitlyn Crowell racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Raiderettes. She doubled in the first inning and singled in the second inning.

Abi Harvey recorded the win for Raiderettes even though she allowed 10 runs over seven innings. She struck out 10, walked four and surrendered 10 hits.

After Liberty closed the gap to just two runs, Moore County went to work in the fourth inning. The Raiderettes stretched their lead with seven runs in the inning.

Delaney Stevens stole home to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Kynleigh Fanning’s single, plating both Crowell and Hill.

Errors helped Liberty pull to within five runs in the sixth inning before Harvey got a strikeout to get out of the inning.

While the two teams combined for 23 hits, they also combined for 11 errors in a less-than-perfect contest.

Harvey had three hits, while Bailey Frazier, Stevens and Crowell had two each.

The Raiderettes were coming off of a tough 4-1 loss to Cascade on April 16.